Bootleg release with its own homepage

Published 1998-06-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
When has this ever happened before? Someone releases a bootleg and dedicates an entire web site to it. The site even has its own domain: www.beforethefame.com so it has to be someone with a rather thick wallet who's behind it. The bootleg itself is nothing spectacular. On the contrary. The material on Before the Fame, demos and studio outtakes from the early Seventies, has been released numerous times before. The first time it slipped out to the public was in connection with Dare.... Read more
   

Will Bruce do another Sony show?

Published 1998-06-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rumor has it that a promotion show similar to the 1995 "Sony Show" is in the cards for July. Like its predecessor this show would also feature the E Street band.Exactly what Bruce is going to promote with a possible new Sony show is the big mystery, and perhaps this is the strongest indication that this is just another E Street Band rumor like the hundreds that have come and gone before. On the other hand, stranger things have happened. Just think about the summer of 1995 when Bruce went all.... Read more
   

Rolling Stone special aired

Published 1998-05-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
As scheduled Bruce did two songs for the 30th Anniversary TV show for Rolling Stone magazine. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and "Across the Border" were both played with an unknown band of which only Danny Federici has been.... Read more
   

Bruce's father dies

Published 1998-05-01
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce Springsteen's father, Douglas Springsteen, has passed away. He was known to most Springsteen fans through his son's songs. The two had a tempestuous realationship during Bruce's youth, but in recent years they seem to have made peace with their past. Our condolences go to the.... Read more
   

Bruce helps celebrate Rolling Stone

Published 1998-04-29
By Karsten S. Andersen
Set your VCR's! No, not for MTV Unplugged.That has been postponed indefintely for unknown reasons. Perhaps because the two parties couldn't agree on a date. Instead, Bruce is scheduled to appear in a TV special to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine. He will allegedly perform "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and "Across the Border" with "a band" (no word on exactly what band). The show will air on ABC on May 21, so prepare.... Read more
   

Unplugged show postponed indefinitely

Published 1998-04-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
The MTV Unplugged has been postponed till an indefinite future. Apparently the two parties couldn't agree on a date. But it should be pretty certain that the show will take place at some.... Read more
   

Real "Unplugged" show being planned

Published 1998-04-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
Almost six years after his MTV Plugged show, Bruce is now ready to fulfillhis promise to do a real Unplugged. The show will most likely be recorded sometime inMay, but it's uncertain when it will be aired. Speculations are swirling of whether Bruce willbe solo or be supported by a band and if the show will be Tom Joad style or more like aGreatest Hits. While there are bound to be songs reused from the acoustic tour, it wouldn'tmake much sense to do a show in support of a 2? year old album, so.... Read more
   

Oh, what a beautiful night...

Published 1998-04-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
As annoucned Bruce performed last night at the Elaine Steinbeck tribute. Hesang two songs: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" and "The Ghost of Tom.... Read more
   

Credible box set rumors

Published 1998-03-31
By Karsten S. Andersen
Here we go again! Rumors of an impending box set of outtakes are yetagain starting to circulate. The rumors that such a project is in the works are said to haveemerged from different unrelated sources, which adds to the credibility. Another thing thatmakes this perhaps more credible than earlier rumors of the same kind is that Bruce is likelyto be inducted into the Rock'n'roll Hall of Fame in 1999. And what better way to celebratehis 25th anniversary as a recording artist than with a career.... Read more
   

"We Shall Overcome" released

Published 1998-03-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Pete Seeger tribute album Where Have All the Flowers Gone, featuring Bruce's new recording of Seeger's "We Shall Overcome", is now available in both America and Europe. Bruce's contribution is, despite an 11 piece band, a very relaxed and intimate version of the song. The cozy atmosphere is so thick you can almost smell the camp fire. But really, the song was recorded on November 2, 1997, at Bruce's home studio Thrill.... Read more
   


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